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Postby siiidave » Fri 17 Jan 2014 12:17 am

Spent all day trying to diagnose and fix......hopefully cracked it now, but its essentially been stripped and rebuild with a clean install of the operating system!! now Ive got 10 years of Microsoft updates to go through!!!!

At least Its not this computer that's broke!! or I would really be lost!!
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Postby marccleave » Fri 17 Jan 2014 12:33 am

I uhh, well its great that its sorted now I guess! But you say "10 years of Microsoft updates"? I certianly hope you've not put a fresh install of Windows XP on there! :shock: Just a reminder if you haven't heard already, XP support ends in 2014!

So if you were joking about 10 years worth of updates, then ignore me. But if you weren't I think its time you upgraded to Windows 7 at least! :wink:
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Postby siiidave » Fri 17 Jan 2014 12:48 am

I was over-exaggerating a wee bit......about 200 critical updates for vista. and that's after putting on the SP1 & 2 updates. Its on the little computer for the living room so not a critical one. I use that one hooked up to the telly and run a home network so I can watch all my films from the server. Now if my main computer died....then I would cry!!! :(

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Postby marccleave » Fri 17 Jan 2014 12:56 am

Not a critical one eh? Just wait till you hear about PDP-11s still being used in nuclear power stations! I'm not joking!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/19 ... ntil_2050/
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Postby mcharnley » Fri 17 Jan 2014 9:56 am

PDP11's!!! That brings back some memories.... Not all of them good :lol:
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Postby fsmr » Fri 17 Jan 2014 10:02 am

marccleave wrote:Not a critical one eh? Just wait till you hear about PDP-11s still being used in nuclear power stations! I'm not joking!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/19 ... ntil_2050/


You must be in a similar line to me then. I was asked about supporting a DEC PDP-11 in East Europe the other day :shock:

I am still supporting a rack based PLC with 8k EPROM that runs half a milk factory and is programmed using Boolean with a terminal that wouldn't look out of place launching 1960s nuclear missiles
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Keeps me busy though, being one of the last in the company that understands it, bit like sticking a modern auto technician on series 1, "where is the OBD2 plug and what the hells that silver drink can with the HT lead there for!" :D :D
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Postby mcharnley » Fri 17 Jan 2014 7:45 pm

A few years ago I had to modify a Modicon that still had magnetic core store - it belonged in a museum then :lol:
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Postby keithy1959 » Fri 17 Jan 2014 8:31 pm

I've still got a laptop running Windows 3.11. which I have to use occasionally on some very old test equipment. We might be able to upgrade it, but it keeps the young 'uns in check when they think they know everything !

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Postby Dakar » Fri 17 Jan 2014 9:08 pm

Make sure the window's open when you throw it.
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Postby Purpleflarge » Sat 18 Jan 2014 12:40 am

I'm expecting one of you at any minute to turn round and say they have to change the valves in L.E.O.
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